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Defense Budget Alert

July 19, 2018 | Daily News

Defense Department Chief Management Officer Jay Gibson said the Pentagon is on track to exceed a savings of $4 billion in fiscal year 2018 that can be redirected to other military priorities thanks to an efficiency strategy that began in earnest shortly after he was confirmed by the Senate in February.

July 19, 2018 | Daily News

Defense Department officials are asking Congress to let the Air Force shift more than $536 million of its base-budget funds to higher priorities in fiscal year 2018, largely for research and development efforts, according to an omnibus reprogramming request signed by the Pentagon comptroller July 11.

July 18, 2018 | Daily News

Defense Department Chief Management Officer Jay Gibson said the Pentagon is on track to exceed a savings of $4 billion in fiscal year 2018 that can be redirected to other military priorities thanks to an efficiency strategy that began in earnest shortly after he was confirmed by the Senate in February.

July 18, 2018 | Daily News

House Republican defense hawks, worried that Congress will find itself mired in another stopgap spending measure at the end of the fiscal year, successfully spearheaded three symbolic resolutions staking out their position that a defense appropriations bill should be passed, regardless of partisan gridlock in other areas.

July 18, 2018 | Daily News

The Army will realign $399.3 million to boost its operating forces if Congress approves the Defense Department's fiscal year 2018 omnibus reprogramming request, obtained by Inside Defense.

July 16, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon is seeking congressional permission to shift $4.3 billion between budget accounts as part of an annual reallocation of funds the U.S. military has in hand, revealing new details about Defense Department plans to develop and field hypersonic strike weapons and launching 10 new-start projects -- including a new deep-strike cannon for the Army.

July 16, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon is seeking congressional permission to shift $3.6 billion between budget accounts as part of an annual reallocation of funds the U.S. military has in hand, revealing new details about Defense Department plans to develop and field hypersonic strike weapons and launching 10 new-start projects -- including a new deep-strike cannon for the Army.

July 12, 2018 | Daily News

Senior members of the Senate Budget Committee, concerned it may take the Defense Department 10 years to achieve a clean financial audit, are asking the Government Accountability office to review the matter, with a special focus on whether DOD is acquiring the proper information technology systems to do the job.

July 12, 2018 | Daily News

The "Big Four" House and Senate defense authorizers agree that a conference committee should be able to finalize a compromise version of the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill by the end of this month, despite several differences between them.

June 29, 2018 | Daily News

More "big changes" are coming to the Army's budget through next fiscal year to better align investments with the service's modernization priorities as it turns its focus to Russia and China, according to its top civilian official.

June 29, 2018 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill that rescinds $3.8 billion in prior-year funding for Pentagon programs lawmakers say are delayed or no longer needed, according to a summary provided by committee Democrats.

June 27, 2018 | Daily News

The White House strongly objects to several provisions in the Senate's fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill, especially a section that would ban the Defense Department from doing business with Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, but the administration is not threatening to veto the legislation, according to a statement of administration policy from the Office of Management and Budget.

June 26, 2018 | Daily News

The White House opposes several provisions in the House's fiscal year 2019 defense appropriations bill, including one that blocks all funding for the Pentagon's planned shift toward cloud computing until the defense secretary provides Congress with a written strategy.

June 26, 2018 | Daily News

Senate appropriators seek to direct nearly $4 billion in additional funding to key areas of weapon system innovation including hypersonics, artificial intelligence, cyber, space, microelectronics and directed energy.

June 22, 2018 | Daily News

A recent boost in the defense budget means the Pentagon should be able to make new investments in cutting-edge capabilities to regain technological momentum from China amid Beijing's military spending binge, according to Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul Selva.

June 21, 2018 | Daily News

House Republicans released a 10-year budget blueprint this week -- influenced by the party's anti-deficit contingent -- that delivers mixed news for defense spending and would slash discretionary and entitlement funds.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said today he wants to work with his Senate counterparts to send a final fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill to President Trump by the end of July.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee has increased funding for select weapon system projects by nearly $4.5 billion in its mark of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2019 spending bill, a hike achieved in part by diverting $2 billion away from Defense Department-requested projects in order to benefit National Guard programs, aircraft procurement and purchases of additional ships.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

The House Appropriations Committee will begin debating a defense spending bill today that would rescind $870 million in funds previously allocated mostly for weapon systems, the largest cut being $115 million from the Navy's Tomahawk missile account.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

The House Appropriations Committee will begin debating a defense spending bill today that would rescind $870 million in funds previously allocated for weapon systems, the largest cut being $115 million from the Navy's Tomahawk missile account.

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